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[C1] Spark plug is against the steering box... Suggestions?

Old 04-12-2019, 12:42 PM
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I looked at my '61 just now. It's a '68 block with '65 heads....383 (looks like a 283 visually) and my #1 spark plug is about 1.5" BEHIND the location of the OP's.(Closer to the firewall). In otherwords, you could install a spark plug 7 inches long in my #1 cylinder and it wouldn't hit anything, as it is behind the steering box arm and not in line with it. My engine uses the stock '61 mounting plate up front and the position of it is original to the frame of the car. Nothing has been altered. I suspect the OP's engine has been moved forward 2 inches. I would like to see a pic of the front mount. On another note, I recommend getting the ignition wires off the steering column and back under the block where they belong.
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:51 PM
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It may have had a BB in it at one time.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:18 PM
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I have set of special plug sockets that look like this, for those really tight plugs:


They are available in both 5/8" and the larger (13/16"?) size

I've had a set of those for many years - they used to be marketed as "HeaderSockets" - I had a close condition on my '69 Z/28 between the #5 plug and the steering gear, and they solved that problem.

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I like those... Thanks for all the info everyone!
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